Best Ways For Thawing A Frozen Cake

Decorating By Shermie1 Updated 18 Mar 2014 , 12:46am by maybenot

Shermie1 Posted 17 Mar 2014 , 7:49pm
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Hi Everyone.  

I have a question I'd love some help on.  I have a carnival tent cake that I am doing for a birthday party this weekend.

I got my dates confused and I actually baked, stacked, carved and had applied the butter cream to the cake when I realized I had baked this cake a week early.

 

So I wrapped the cake in several layers of press n seal, then several layers of aluminum foil completely.  Put it in a box, wrapped the box with press n seal and aluminum foil and put it in my freezer.  I now need to un-thaw it so I can decorate it with fondant accents.  What would be the best way to defrost it? Should I unwrap it or leave it wrapped.  In the refrigerator or at room temperature?  

I've never tried freezing one with butter cream already on the cake.  But I have to decorate it on Thursday for pick up on Friday.  It's a 12" base with a 10" & 9" & 7" stacked and carved into a carnival tent.

Any suggestions?  All would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you so much in advance for help with this.

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Apti Posted 17 Mar 2014 , 8:15pm
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This is a good question for the CakeCentral forum.  It sounds like you did everything perfectly to freeze the cake.  When you take it out, do NOT unwrap anything.  The condensation will form on the wrapping and will not effect the cake.   I leave my frozen/wrapped cakes on the counter overnight at room temperature.

leah_s Posted 17 Mar 2014 , 8:29pm
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With all that wrapping, the cake will be fine.  Do what apti said.

maybenot Posted 17 Mar 2014 , 10:05pm
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AI see a problem with the fact that you have saran wrap touching the finish icing coat. Ideally, when freezing a finish coated cake, it should just be boxed and then the BOX wrapped in saran and foil.

I'm afraid that if you allow the cake to defrost with wrapping touching the BC, the surface will be marred--or removed-- when you take the saran off.

Personally, I would take the box it of the freezer, remove the wrappings from the cake, replace it in the box, re-seal the box, place that in the fridge for 24hrs. to defrost, sit the wrapped box on the counter for a few hours before you want to work on it. When you take it out, it should have little, to no, condensation on the surface.

Shermie1 Posted 17 Mar 2014 , 10:27pm
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AThank you so much. So to decorate on Thursday night would taking it out Wednesday night to sit be sufficient you think?

Shermie1 Posted 17 Mar 2014 , 10:28pm
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AThanks so much

Shermie1 Posted 17 Mar 2014 , 10:28pm
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AThanks so much

maybenot Posted 18 Mar 2014 , 12:46am
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Quote:

Originally Posted by Shermie1 

Thank you so much. So to decorate on Thursday night would taking it out Wednesday night to sit be sufficient you think?

 

Yes, if I was going to decorate Thurs. night, I'd take the wrapping off of the actual cake, re-seal/wrap the box, and put the wrapped box in the fridge on Wed. night.  You could sit the wrapped box on the counter anytime on Thurs. to decorate on Thurs. evening.

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